When I woke up on this first day of 2023, I was excited to see that GameSpot had uploaded a new official teaser trailer for the long-awaited Payday 3. However, those expecting to see snippets of gameplay footage may be slightly disappointed by what is shown.
The teaser starts with a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge looking towards One World Trade Center. Then, the camera pulls back to show Payday’s four heist members watching fireworks explode over the Chinatown area. A note at the bottom of the footage states that what we’re watching is “pre-alpha.” Well, considering there’s no gameplay in the teaser, this warning is inconsequential. The footage then fades to black.
Most of the critical information appears after the footage leaves the screen. What we do know now is that Payday 3 will launch this year. It can be wishlisted on Steam. Starbreeze Studios is developing the game with Prime Matter.
And that’s it. No gameplay whatsoever. Whatever there is to see is covered in darkness, giving us little info about how complex the world will be and how much of it we get to participate in during heists. The video is also only in 1080p, so digging for clues in the dark isn’t worth it.
Thankfully, the game’s Steam page gives us a bit more to go on, but not much:
“Step out of retirement back into the life of crime in the shoes of the Payday Gang, the envy of their peers and the nightmare of law-enforcement wherever they go. Several years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended, they assemble once again to deal with the threat that roused them out of early retirement.”
Minimum and recommended system requirements are still TBD.
Payday’s last installment launched in 2013 and is still going strong, thanks to a healthy amount of DLC on the PC version and decent console releases. The first sequel was ported to several platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, and even the Nintendo Switch.[Source: GameSpot] [Source: Steam]